Short Bytes: If you are tired of tracking down your favorite Pokemon, we’ve got a great hack for you. A developer has written a python script that lets you see the location of every Pokemon on Google Maps. You need to open the command line and follow his detailed instructions to get things done. To make the installation process more user-friendly, the developer is working to design a simple interface without any use of command line.
But, what if you get a map that shows the exact location of every pokemon around you, making the game very easy? Thanks to a bug in the game, someone has come up with a version of a Google Map that shows every pokemons around you.
Before going into more details, let me tell you that to view this map, you need to have the knowledge of command line. This project was spotted on Reddit where a developer named Ahmed Almutawa posted the detailed instructions.
Somehow, he was able to pull raw data out of the game, including the locations of pokemons, gyms, and individual pokestops. Within a few hours, he plotted that data on a map and posted the project on Reddit and GitHub.
As said earlier, you need to open up your command line and run a python script. So, it’s not some smartphone application or web app that just invloves a simple click-and-install.
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After getting things done, you’ll be presented with a Google Map that shows a bird’s eye views of every pokemon, gym, pokestop etc. around you. By tweaking a little bit with code, you can apply filters to locate specific pokemons.
Almutawa told The Verge that he and other developers are working to make this project more user friendly. They are working to create an interface that will let you install the map easily and avoid the command line stuff.
Thanks to the overwhelming populalrity of Pokemon Go, such projects and hacks are mushrooming all across the web. It’ll be interesting to see which approach will be adopted by Nintendo and Niantic.
“It is Niantic’s game and they’re free to do with it whatever they do,” Almutawa says. “I do hope that they’re fine with the map itself [and] it’s not causing them any issues.”
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